Hello there, friends! You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging much… that’s because I’ve been off enjoying the summertime! It might not have been the scorchiest summer, but it’s been a good one. Here are a few highlights…
I’ve been dividing my time pretty evenly between Edinburgh and North Cumbria this summer, and have loved being in the Eden Valley and surrounding area. I basically feel like I live here now.
One of the things that depresses me about the endless-seeming winter is the lack of greenery, especially the bare trees. So while everything’s green, I’m doing my best to record it!
It’s official: I’ve been bitten by the gardening bug. I’ll admit, when people told me that gardening was this revolutionary thing that would make me super calm, I was mildly sceptical… but it turns out it’s entirely true. I’m a convert: I now get that no matter how vexed I’m feeling, a bit of violent weeding will sort me right out. Oh, and The Secret Herb Garden (above) is basically my favourite place in the world these days.
^ My little garden is only in its very early stages, but I’ve already managed to harvest some herbs and other bits and pieces. Already looking forward to next year.
There’s a very small window in the year when the North Sea is actually warm enough to put your feet into, so you need to take advantage of it!
Edinburgh Vintage has had a slow summer, as always… folk don’t buy jewels when they’re saving up for their holidays! But that hasn’t stopped me from doing my favourite things… particularly, scuffing round salvage yards to see what treasure I can find!
Like shiny things? Check out Edinburgh Vintage, a totally unrelated ’sister site’ full of jewels, treasures and trinkets. If you want to get in touch you can follow OneNightStanzas on Twitter, or email claire[at]onenightstanzas.com. I reply as swiftly as I can!